23 Ways to Be Gorgeous & Green with Your Beauty Routine

On your next trip to the beauty aisle, look for these eco-friendly innovations

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Vegan Color-Depositing Conditioner

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This paraben-free formula enhances your color in five minutes.

Buy It! Biolage ColorBalm, $27; ulta.com

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Better Brush

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This popular detangling tool is now made with a plant-based plastic.

Buy It! WetBrush Go Green Mini Detangler, $10; ulta.com

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Silicone-Free Smoothing Crème

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Fekkai's entire line — including this styler — is now vegan and free of parabens, sulfates, silicones and phthalates.

Buy It! Fekkai Brilliant Gloss MultiTasker Perfecting Crème, $20; fekkai.com

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Concentrated Shampoo

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All it takes is an inch-long strip of this paste mixed with a bit of water to get hair squeaky clean.

Buy It! Everist Waterless Shampoo Concentrate, $24; helloeverist.com

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Plant-Based Hair Dye

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It's ammonia, bleach and peroxide-free, and leaves hair healthier thanks to nourishing cocoa seed butter.

Buy It! Naturally Brite Hair Color Made From Plants, $10; target.com

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Aluminum Toothbrush

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Instead of tossing your toothbrush every few months, hang onto the base and just replace the head. The handle is even shaped like an infinity symbol because it's meant to last forever.

Buy It! Colgate Keep Manual Starter Kit Toothbrush, $10; target.com

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Ethically Sourced Body Butter

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The ultra-hydrating shea butter in this find is harvested by the Katariga Women's Shea Cooperative in Ghana, which pays workers fair wages and ensures access to medical care.

Buy It! Hanahana Beauty Bamboo Coconut Body Butter, $30; hanahanabeauty.com

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Plastic-Free Cleanser

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Who needs a bottle? Just add water to this dehydrated single serve sheet to bring on the suds.

Buy It! Plus Body Wash, $16.50; cleanwith.plus

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Retailer's Return Program

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Packaging (like this Burt's Bees bottle) is refilled and reused again and again through Ulta Beauty's partnership with Loop, a recycling program, resulting in zero waste.

Buy It! Burt's Bees Gel Cleanser, $10.99; loopbyulta.com

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All-Natural Body Scrub

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This vegan sugar scrub is made with shea, mango and cocoa butters, plus organic hemp-seed oil.

Buy It! NCLA Beauty Body Scrub, $32; nclabeauty.com

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Safe Sunscreen

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This family-friendly zinc oxide sunblock is formulated with mineral UV filters and is reef-safe.

Buy It! Mustela Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, $16.50; mustelausa.com

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Refillable Deodorant

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Three of Dove's beloved aluminum-free varieties now come in a reusable stainless steel case.

Buy It! Dove 0% Aluminum Refillable Deodorant, $15; target.com

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Organic Cleansing Balm

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The luxe oil-based cleanser is made using renewable energy to help offset its carbon footprint. Use on dry skin instead of wipes to melt away makeup.

Buy It! Comfort Zone Sacred Nature Cleansing Balm, $38; us.comfortzoneskin.com

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Reusable Eye Patches

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These under-eye masks are made with medical grade silicone (which can be worn again and again) to eliminate single use beauty waste.

Buy It! Dieux Skin Forever Eye Masks, $25; dieuxskin.com

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Refillable Skin Tint

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The brand offers refills of all 14 shades of its tinted sunscreen to reduce plastic.

Buy It! Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30, $42; milkmakeup.com

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Natural Face Cream

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When you reach the bottom of this glass jar of moisturizer, pop out the inner container and replace it with a new one.

Buy It! Hear Me Raw The Hydrator, $42; hearmeraw.com

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Compostable Lip Balm Tubes

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This vegan tint comes packaged in a plant wax-coated paper tube that can degrade in soil.

Buy It! Ethique Lip Balm, $8.50; ethique.com

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Biodegradable Serum Capsules

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Plant-based pods keep the vitamin C inside potent so your last application is as effective as the first. Repurpose the chic cardboard container when you're finished to store Q-tips or makeup brushes.

Buy It! Common Heir Vitamin C Serum Capsules, $88; commonheir.com

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The ingredients in this formula are harvested in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in a way that leaves the plants intact.

Buy It! Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel Mask, $56; sephora.com

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Washable Cotton Pads

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Apply toner and remove makeup with these organic cotton rounds, which can be machine-washed over 50 times.

Buy It! Josh Rosebrook Reusable Cotton Rounds, $25 (for 10); joshrosebrook.com

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Solid Shampoo for Coily Hair

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Most traditional shampoos are loaded with water and housed in plastic bottles. This eliminates a lot of the H2O and comes in recyclable boxes. It also contains shea butter to moisturize curls.

Buy It! Superzero for Kinky/Coily Hair, $18; superzero.com

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Solid Shampoo for Frizz

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Not only does it smooth frizzy hair, but it's also easy to hang in your shower.

Buy It! Foamie Kiss Me Argan, $10; foamie.us

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Solid Shampoo for Breakage

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One of the brand's bestsellers is now available in solid form.

Buy It! Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures, $8.50; available amazon.com in July

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